I’ve been receiving questions from our citizens about the Cornona virus. I want to assure you that we are ready to respond to any emergency, and this is no different.

The most important thing that you can do is educate yourself and your family about what the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is and how to prevent the spread of viruses in general. More information can be found through the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and the Oregon Health Authority (www.oregon.gov/oha)  web sites.

A general rule of thumb for any virus is to stay home if you are feeling unwell. Senior citizens, and those in our community with existing health conditions (such compromised immuno systems, diabetes, COPD or other respiratory illnesses) are encouraged to contact their health practitioner for a phone consultation or office visit if you exhibit symptoms.

We appreciate your support for Marion County Fire District #1. Please feel free to contact me with further questions or concerns. Thank you, Chief Kyle McMann.